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Renewed Faith – The PWP Student Awards Reception & Exhibition

Renewed Faith – The PWP Student Awards Reception & Exhibition
Have you ever been to an event that renews your faith?  Well Saturday my faith was renewed in a group of teenagers and their parents. Professional Women Photographers (PWP) hosts an annual event (it’s 8th year!) that’s open to New York metropolitan area high school students. (Girls only of course!)  An opportunity to see first hand what’s in the heads of teenagers these days when it comes to abstract photography.  They didn’t disappoint! Helping with the exhibit set-up was an opportunity to “give back€ by sharing my time and there’s nothing like working in a committee to get to know others and learn the dynamics of the group.  It always takes a village to pull these events off and afterward there’s [continue reading...]

30 By 30: Juliana Sohn / Sally Mann

30 By 30: Juliana Sohn / Sally Mann
30 Women Photographers and the Women Photographers Who Inspired Them A Blog Series in Honor of  Women’s History Month, March 1 – 31 Juliana Sohn is a professional and fine art photographer based in New York. Her photographs have been published in Time, New York Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and Real Simple Magazine. She is the mother of two boys who appear in her photographs. Which woman photographer inspired most? I learned about Sally Mann during a mandatory photo history class in art school.  Her book At Twelve was mentioned one day in class, and I remember going to the school library to look it up, sitting in the stalls mesmerized and engrossed by the work. The images were evocative, strong and beautiful. They were full of content [continue reading...]

30 By 30: Shana Schnur / Louise Dahl-Wolfe

30 By 30: Shana Schnur / Louise Dahl-Wolfe
30 Women Photographers and the Women Photographers Who Inspired Them A Blog Series in Honor of  Women’s History Month, March 1 – 31 Shana Schnur is a young freelance fashion photographer based in New York. She studied at the School of Visual Arts where she learned to blend classic photographic techniques with a playful modern approach. She sees female beauty as a “wonderful and powerful thing,” and tries to bring out the individual qualities of each model she works with. Looking at her pictures, you get a sense of collaboration, elegance, and joy. Her images are entirely her own and could have been made at no other time, yet are influenced by the work of past greats. Which woman photographer influenced you [continue reading...]

30 By 30: Meryl Meisler / Via Wynroth

30 By 30: Meryl Meisler / Via Wynroth
30 Women Photographers on the Women Photographers Who Inspired Them A Blog Series in Honor of  Women’s History Month, March 1 – 31 Meryl Meisler is a photographer and art teacher celebrated for her historic images of Bushwick, Brooklyn in the decades following the arson and looting of the 1977 NYC blackout. She has won fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Time Warner, Artists Space, CETA, the China Institute and the Japan Society. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the New Museum, the Dia Center NYC, MASS MoCA, and The Whitney. Which woman photographer inspired you most? MM: Via Wynroth, the first Education Director of the International Center of Photography-through her life, profession, and our personal connection [continue reading...]

Young Women Artists and Professional Women Photographers, by Fran Dickson

Young Women Artists and Professional Women Photographers, by Fran Dickson
In 2004, while I was President of PWP, we struggled with the idea of doing some type of community service. Not having a physical location was a drawback to typical programs like workshops or residencies. Instead, we decided to offer cash awards to young women photographers interested in photography. The program started with junior and seniors in NYC schools and soon expanded to all high school students in the New York metropolitan area, How I wish such a program existed when I was in high school in the early 60s! Perhaps my photography would have taken a more serious turn.  I was the proud owner of a Kodak Brownie camera and used my younger sister as a model. Sometimes I [continue reading...]